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2020-2021 NRCCC Report

2020-2021 Report


The NRC’s Campus Council creates stronger linkages between higher education and the sustainable materials management industry.  The Council was created in 2013; managed by Jack DeBell with ad hoc assistance.  Major projects include scholarships, awards, training, and outreach.  Coordination with CommComm, library, NSCB, ROC, DEI, and MJF Scholarship Trustee group.  Success in most activities as listed below in 2020..


Goals and objectives for 2021 – those projects with refocused (limited) management, Priorities include MJF, awards, updated SMM White Paper, five year strategic plan from budgeted menu.  Other programs possible with ability to self-fund, preferably with pass-through management.



NRC Newsletter submissions

US Department of Energy presentation: “Deep Reuse and Recycling”

Recycling Organizations Council:  Introduction to the Campus Council

Pennsylvania Markets Center: “Sustainable Materials Management at Colleges and Universities”

Green courses

Higher Ed Zero Waste Research Newsletters

For 2021 

o Continue outreach as requested.  Improve Campus Council website. 


NRC web site input survey completion

2020 Library involvement

Higher Ed COVID survey

NRC Diversion, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Sustainable Materials Management in America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan

For 2021

o Continue collaboration as requested.

o NRC Library discussion and decisions (utility? other resources? member access? mgt? budget?

o Survey leadership of other campus organizations to update 2015 White Paper


Outstanding Higher Education program:  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension/Sarasota County- Waste Reduction Program

Bill Heenan Emerging Leader Award: Jacob Appel

For 2021

o better promotion of awards program

o profile winners




Murray J Fox Endowment

2020 – “great efforts in selecting the 2020 Scholarship Awardees – truly an outstanding group and very much in keeping with Dad’s goals and desires in creating the Scholarship Fund.

For 2021 

o Chart process for the 2021 scholarship selections

o Enlist previous Scholars. Prioritize courses of study.

o Consider Linkdin page.



NRC SRM Standards Certification

  • Michigan referral
  • Campus requests

GreenEducation.US courses

For 2021 

o Lead CSRM Infrastructure course

o Author article on profiles, effectiveness, and recommendations for training and certification programs

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